HH breakdown vans

Number in Class 12
Number group 1 - 12
Construction period
In service 1957
Where built
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Modeling
Breakdown vans were stationed at larger loco depots and housed material to assist in derailments

These vans kept their original classification until 1957 when the "HH" class was assigned.

HH 1 - 6 were converted from OO open wagons in 1957

HH 7 - 12 were converted from TT box vans in 1957

Converted from Assigned to
HH 1 OO 1 Seymour
HH 2 OO 2 Geelong
HH 3 OO 3 Nth Melbourne
HH 4 OO 4 Ballarat
HH 5 OO 5 Bendigo
HH 6 OO 6 Nth Melbourne
HH 7 TT 5 Nth Melbourne
HH 8 TT 6 Maryborough
HH 9 TT 7 Benalla
HH 10 TT 11 Ararat
HH 11 TT 19 Nth Melbourne
HH 12 TT 21 Traralgon

HH11 at Williamstown, off register and about to be scrapped, 1977


HH 10 at Ararat, Feb. 1977
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


HH 3 at Sth Dynon, 1977, note the VF style door.

In the late 70's a few HH's were replaced with retired VF's
HH3 above and HH 6 below.


Above and below, HH 5 at Bendigo, March 1978


HH 6, shown above, was converted from Oo 6, shown below.

HH's 1 - 6 were converted from the OO class.

Interior of HH 4, 1977.


page last updated Sat, 26 May 2007